X-FILES star Gillian Anderson has an assistant who shields her from explicit photos she is sent by men.
The 53-year-old actress told how she is bombarded with “d*** pics” thanks to her raunchy role in Sex Education.
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Gillian, who plays sex therapist Dr Jean Milburn, said: “I do have someone who goes through the stuff before I see it, so it’s possible I don’t know about it.
“Including the, shall we say, d*** pics that I apparently get sent.
“So I don’t have Instagram on my phone but sometimes I’ll be alerted to the fact there has been a slew of d*** pics. People are shocking!”
She plays the mum of awkward teenager Otis, whose classmates find a video of her using a courgette to demonstrate how to pleasure a man.
US star Gillian, who lives in London, said she considered not joining the Netflix show — back for a third series — for her three kids’ sake.
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She said they may have been embarrassed as “the courgette video is out there in the same way that it was in the series”.
But she went on: “The way these conversations are handled on the show is really careful and mindful and researched, and so I feel proud to be a part of something that is handling it so well.”
She added: “I can have conversations with them about how important it is and some of these conversations help to settle their concerns.”